Unusual Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar w/ Slash Marks, possibly Texas

October 22, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 452

Price Realized: $345.00

($300 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Two-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar with Incised Slash Marks, Southern U.S. origin, third quarter 19th century, squat-shaped, ovoid jar with semi-squared rim and distinctive, large lug handles, the surface covered in an olive-colored alkaline glaze. Incised with three vertical slash marks near base. Possibly made by a slave during the earliest years of stoneware production at John Wilson's Guadalupe Pottery in Texas. Loss to one handle. Most of same handle reglued. Wear to rim. Hairline in underside, not visible on interior.

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